DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today encouraged the state Legislature to approve Senate Bill 15, the Colorado ASSET or tuition equity bill, which receives its first hearing this afternoon in the Senate Education Committee.
“Without the use of a single tax payer dollar, we can provide otherwise high performing students the opportunity to further their education and improve their chances of becoming self-sufficient adults and economic contributors to our communities," Mayor Hancock said.
“By allowing qualified students to attend college at in-state rates, we can realize the investment we have made in them over the course of their academic career. Denver’s economic health depends on a highly skilled work force, and a college education will help these students fulfill their own potential and help strengthen our economy.
"This bill provides opportunity, flexibility and accountability. I strongly urge the Legislature to take up and pass the Colorado ASSET bill.”